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'Cynical and dangerous'

Jun 13, 2019 / 2:20 pm

“If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this...

Green fantasy, not science

Jun 6, 2019 / 11:25 am

Environmental groups, including the David Suzuki Foundation, remain enamoured of renewable energy, telling followers that the “global push for cleaner,...

Preparing for wildfires

Jun 5, 2019 / 9:00 am

After the last two years of unprecedented wildfires, many people in B.C. are heading into summer with a feeling of uncertainty. Will families be able to spend...

The company you keep

Jun 4, 2019 / 10:50 am

You can virtually take it to the bank. Getting elected to public office often comes with a whole new set of friends and not always pals that have your best...

Can't quit fossil fuels

May 30, 2019 / 1:27 pm

By Jock Finlayson and Denise Mullen Metro Vancouver residents are rightly upset over paying the highest gasoline prices ever recorded in a North American city....

A matter of disclosure

May 28, 2019 / 4:28 pm

Pity assignment editors in newsrooms across B.C. this month. No shortage of material. Monty’s Showroom – now ashes, after the Plaza Hotel in...

Evicting dirty money

May 28, 2019 / 1:38 pm

By Premier John Horgan Many British Columbians were shocked when they heard the findings of the Expert Panel on Money Laundering in Real Estate. More than $7...

Rising cost of education

May 15, 2019 / 9:00 am

By Daniel Je As student fees rise across the country, being able to afford university is increasingly difficult. All students should know where their fees and...

Flipside of wage hikes

May 14, 2019 / 9:00 am

By Matthew Lau Minimum wage hikes by provincial governments across Canada last year were sold as policy intended to make life easier for workers. However,...

More seniors isolated

May 13, 2019 / 9:02 am

By Stephanie Chamberlain and Carole Estabrooks What happens when a person grows older and can no longer make health and financial decisions for themselves...

Love those high gas prices?

May 1, 2019 / 11:00 am

By Aaron Wudrick and Kris Sims While British Columbians mutter profanities as they watch gas prices soaring as high as $1.79 a litre, carbon-tax advocates who...

Addicted to income tax

Apr 30, 2019 / 12:14 pm

By Jock Finlayson The latest federal budget, delivered in March, contains a wealth of information on the activities of the government, as well as the money it...

Taxpayers deserve answers

Apr 24, 2019 / 3:56 pm

By Kris Sims Taxpayers in British Columbia have been mugged – and nobody is answering for it. As Canadians watch the SNC-Lavalin scandal unfold with the...

Big gov't, big scandals

Apr 23, 2019 / 3:02 pm

By Vincent Geloso The SNC-Lavalin scandal, which continues to dominate headlines across Canada, has many moving parts. It’s hard to disentangle everything...

What the frack!?!

Apr 13, 2019 / 10:00 am

By David Suzuki Earthquakes, methane emissions, scarred landscapes, water depletion and contamination are just a few known effects of hydraulic fracturing, or...

Moratorium drives wedge

Apr 12, 2019 / 1:47 pm

By Senator Elaine McCoy Members of the Canadian Senate, myself included, have heard from thousands of Canadians for and against Bill C-69, which promises to...

Keeping forestry strong

Apr 7, 2019 / 8:00 am

By Premier John Horgan The forest sector is the anchor of 140 communities around B.C. Families depend on it, businesses bank on it, and our economy is tied to...

Full of contradictions

Apr 6, 2019 / 8:00 am

By Jason Clemens and Jake Fuss Commentators have noted the thrown-together nature of the 2019 federal budget. There seem to be several ill-considered...

I'm really offended!

Apr 5, 2019 / 2:01 pm

By Eamonn Brosnan The pressing need to create an existential crisis on every topic has gripped media outlets and social media sites. Serious words have been...

Tax hikes by stealth

Mar 31, 2019 / 10:00 am

By Kris Sims British Columbian families will be forking out about $687 more to the government this year, so don’t let politicians tell you there are no...

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